Oath of abjuration
Abjuration Ab`ju*ra"tion, n. [L. abjuratio: cf. F. abjuration.] 1. The act of abjuring or forswearing; a renunciation upon oath; as, abjuration of the realm, a sworn banishment, an oath taken to leave the country and never to return. [1913 Webster]

2. A solemn recantation or renunciation; as, an abjuration of heresy. [1913 Webster]

{Oath of abjuration}, an oath asserting the right of the present royal family to the crown of England, and expressly abjuring allegiance to the descendants of the Pretender. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]


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